Dr. Brooks is captured by followers of Zar, God of the Jeweled Fingers and Tarzan (Buster Crabbe) sets out to save him. AFter seeing a picture of Brooks daughter Mary (Julie Bishop) Tarzan is captivated and sets out to find her. One of the guides is carrying a telegram offering a reward for Tarzan, dead or alive. The guides are also after the Treasure of Zar in the Lost City. - Release Date: 08/11/1933
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The complete, original 12-chapter serial version is considered to be a lost film.
June 12, 2011
Maybe My Mother Was Right
A long, long time ago I remember having a discussion with my Mom about movie Tarzans. I think it was about the time Lex Barker became Tarzan at RKO Radio. I said he'll never replace Johnny Weissmueller, Mom said she saw the "Tarzan The Fearless" serial back in the day and thought Buster Crabbe was better than Weismueller. I had seen stills from the Buster Crabbe film but never the feature version until now. This 84 minute version has a lot of action and a lot of plot but because it was a serial and very long, it is also very episodic and has alot of gaps. Buster Crabbe is great as is Julie Bishop. Philo McCollough and Matthew Betz get an honorable mention for their villiany. Picture quality and sound on this is very good, all things considered. The last few seconds of the print are missing however. Curio value only. Check it out.